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One of Two Skeletons Found in Mass. ID’d

October 1, 2003

MARLBORO, Mass. (AP) _ One of two sets of human remains found on the grounds of a private school in the last week belonged to a mother of two who has been missing for more than a year.

Investigators were still working to identify the remains of the other woman, who may have died around the same time.

Carmen Rudy, 29, was reported missing in September 2002 by her sister, who called investigators this week with her suspicions, Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley said. Rudy was the mother of two teenagers who live in Worcester.

The cause of death is unknown, Coakley said. While there were no obvious signs of foul play, the death is ``highly suspicious,″ she said.

Rudy’s skeleton was found Monday in a heavily wooded area on the grounds of the Hillside School, a private middle school for boys in Marlboro. Investigators came across her while searching the area where the other woman’s skeleton was discovered last week.

Those bones were described as belonging to a woman around 5-feet tall and between the ages of 20 and 35. The woman was wearing a T-shirt made in 2000, so the bones could not have been there for more than three years.

Coakley said investigators have not been able to match the first body with any missing persons reports. Officials have said nobody from the school was missing.

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